Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
August 27, 2004
Albany-- Thirty percent of children in this country are facing a health problem with deadly consequences-- obesity.
And one Albany woman's inspiration is leading her to help children get healthy.
The road to health takes a lot of effort, especially when your life is on the line. "I feel myself working up a big sweat, " laughs 8th Grader Chelsea Brown.
"I lost my only brother Bernard Green, Bernard died of complications from diabetes that was brought on by his morbid obesity," said YBH founder Pamela Green.
Because of Bernard's death, little sister Pamela Green, is trying to save others through exercise. "Many children don't have PE or don't participate in it because they don't want to get picked on by their friends this gives them a gym environment or fitness center environment where they are comfortable working with a fitness trainer one on one" she said.
The grand opening of Radium Springs Middle School's Youth Becoming Healthy fitness center drew lots of dignitaries, but also kids who need it. "Well if she continues at the weight she is at I think her prognosis is pretty poor as an adult." Pediatrician Dr. Tania Smith is talking about 12 year old LaToya.
LaToya was too shy too talk on camera, but others are inspired by her. "They did not mention her name but they mentioned one case that because of her weight she had to wear a "trache" put in to help her breathe. That is the extreme, it is not too late to turn LaToya around," said the doctor.
Equipment that is easy to use, but has life saving results. The founder of the Youth Becoming Healthy Project, Pamela Green, plans to put a fitness center at Albany Middle next. Her goal is to have a fitness center at every middle school in the state.